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Postdoctoral Researcher, Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Azevedo Research Group
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Webber Energy Group
tdeetjen@gmail.com
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current projects


Human Health Implications of Battery Charging Cycles

The charging and discharging cycles of grid scale batteries can improve the flexibility of the electric grid, but can also increase energy consumption and shift demand to times of day when emissions, pollution, and efficiency of the power sector are different. This study quantifies these externalities with particular emphasis on human health impacts.

Modeling City District-level Energy Demand

Cities account for the majority of energy consumption globally, but there are relatively few generalized methods for modeling their energy demand. This project models the city as a series of interconnected districts, where each district has a unique demand profile. Future work will incorporate this demand model with technology adoption models and power sector capacity expansion models.

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